Open data has been top of mind for many government officials this year as they have taken on the latest challenge from the administration and the public: complete data transparency.
FedScoop compiled a list of the top five stories everyone in the federal IT community was chatting about at the water cooler this year.
Site visits to healthcare.gov spiked to a record high Monday, as consumers scrambled to make the deadline for health coverage starting on Jan 1.
The Department of Health and Human Services is looking for an innovator in residence to lay the new groundwork for health information technology.
There’s a new lead man running healthcare.gov. Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, announced today Kurt DelBene will be Jeff Zients’ successor and also serve as Sebelius’ senior adviser.
Republicans on the House Committee on Space, Science and Technology sent Dec. 11 a warning to President Barack Obama about the security risks associated with healthcare.gov.
In the wake of news that 365,000 Americans selected plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace in October and November, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius updated members of Congress on Dec. 11 on the progress of healthcare.gov.
Every year, Deltek identifies the top 20 federal contract opportunities for the upcoming fiscal year. FedScoop examined those opportunities and has compiled the top IT contracts government and industry should keep their eyes on in 2014.
On Dec. 2, website traffic on healthcare.gov doubled, launching an upward trend the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services anticipates will continue. In a press call Monday, Julie Bataille, director of communications at CMS, said now that the site’s many technical bugs have been fixed, traffic is expected to grow.
Healthcare.gov may have had a rocky start, but a majority of Americans surveyed for a new poll still feel the Affordable Care Act will work, eventually. A CNN/ORC International poll released Nov. 27 found a majority of respondents think the law will straighten itself out, even though about 60 percent currently oppose it.
Healthcare.gov is on track to work smoothly for most users by the end of November, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Director of Communications Julie Bataille.
This week, Cyber and National Security Reporter Dan Verton takes you into a House homeland security committee hearing where lawmakers want to know why the Department of Homeland Security has had little or no interaction with the Department of Health and Human Services on the most significant federal website of the last decade.
U.S. lawmakers today grilled the senior cybersecurity official from the Department of Homeland Security about the potential vulnerabilities in the federal healthcare.gov website, exposing a major disconnect between the lead agency responsible for securing the dot-gov domain and the agencies that approve and manage those websites.
The plagued rollout of healthcare.gov isn’t so much a technical issue, but rooted in a larger management challenge and failure to adopt private-sector best practices in launching IT projects, according to testimony heard at the Nov. 13 hearing on the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace.
The Department of Health and Human Services released a mediocre update of the Healthcare.gov repairs since hiring Jeff Zients to oversee the progress.
A week after the administration announced its “tech surge” to fix the ailing healthcare.gov site, more details have emerged about who exactly has been tapped to serve.
Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized for the failure of healthcare.gov at an Oct. 30 hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Federal websites have continued their trend of online citizen satisfaction, despite the saliency of healthcare.gov’s failures, according to a study by ForeSee and the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Representatives from the four main contractors involved with healthcare.gov were in the hot seat for 4.5 hours on Oct. 24, testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on issues with the troubled site.
The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services initiate IT changes to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards.